The Crab Quesadilla Blues

Lots of celebrations coming up this weekend…Kentucky Derby on Saturday (don’t forget your Mint Juleps!) and Cinco de Mayo on Sunday! From bourbon and fancy hats to Tequila and great music, this weekend has it all. So to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo we’ve got a “Blues x 2” treat here for you… blue…

Cordon Bleu Chicken Fingers

Or as our guest sailor today would call them, “Doigts de Poulet Cordon Bleu.”  Ace and his dad Wendell joined us today to see how fast we could cross Lake Pontchartrain, sailing to New Orleans and back.  Your Galley Pirate wasn’t quite sure what eleven year olds eat, and surveyed several scalleywags who reliably reported…

Italian Meatball Sliders

It’s that time of year when everyone’s clamoring for football food—something to bring to the clubhouse; hardy finger food that washes down well with beer. These sliders aren’t your typical mini-sandwiches. These are created by cutting a hole out of the bun and plopping a golfball-sized meatball in the middle. So easy to make, these…

Banh Mi Burritos

Do you ever have those gastronomical descision-making crises where every single ethnic food category seems like exactly what you’re craving?  Do I want Thai or Middle Eastern or Vietnamese or Mexican?  And then do you ever want said cravings to be available almost instantaneously?  And then … do you realize you’re on a boat somewhere…

Crab Cake Sliders

With old friends in town, the plan was a late summer day sail on the Chesapeake serving Crab Cake Sliders for 7. But the day turned out being this… …so we bagged the sail but kept the sliders. Cozed up in a cabin with beer and sliders on a rainy day is not such a…

Langostino Rolls

It’s after July 4th…full on summer…and I’m craving Lobster Rolls. Tender sweet morsels of Maine lobster, dripping in butter on a toasted Hoagie roll. That was my dream. So I set off to the seafood market where upon I faced…sticker shock! Did I really want to spend upwards of $70 to feed 6 people sandwiches?…

Prosciutto & Fig Sandwiches

Is a sandwich really worthy of a food blog post? Sailors can put any imaginary edibles between two slices of bread, right?. But when the sandwich includes a “salad” of arugula, Pecorino cheese and truffle oil; all topped onto a pile of Italian meats with fig jam and…you know where I’m going with this…post-worthy. Serve…

Serrano Ham-Wrapped Tuna Muffulettas

This lunch aboard 50-foot trimaran Firefly in late October en route to San Diego from Newport Beach was an outrageously good riff on a Susan Spicer recipe, itself a twist on the traditional Italian sandwich created in New Orleans.  When you are cruising down the California coast toward the start of the Baja Ha-Ha rally,…

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Guys, you can skip to the next paragraph. Skipper informs me we’re having some Brits on board for a day sail. It could be one, two or more Brits, maybe a local and her daughter, perhaps a British wife and one or two kids. Maybe Sunday, Maybe Monday. And a couple might raft up with us…

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Ahoy hungry scallywags!  If ye all have been following Galley Pirates since its start years ago, you might recognize a few posts recently, as we return to some of our greatest hits, prepared under different circumstances.  In this case, these over-the-top delicious burgers were prepared from the Upward Wing galley, in mass one Fourth of…